The song Ky Uc Mua Dong (Memory of Winter) by emerging composer Thanh Vuong won top prize at the Bai Hat Viet (Vietnamese Songs) Award on Sunday.
HA NOI –
The Song of the Year 2011 is a ballad featuring lyrics about a typical Ha Noi winter. It was performed by singer To Minh Duc at the award ceremony in the HCM Municipal Theatre.
Vuong is no stranger to the Bai Hat Viet award show which is co-sponsored by Viet Nam Television and Cat Tien Sa Company. His song Ky Uc Mua Dong received the Best Song of the Month title in November.
However, this award is Vuong's highest achievement at the competition since 2008. He has also been recognised as the best music composer at the monthly show.
Four other prizes were awarded by a panel of veteran composers including the Best Music Arranger; Promising Composer; Creativity Award; and Lifetime Award.
Audience awards, journalists' picks and best producer prizes were also given out.
Young composer Thai Trinh won Promising Composer and Best Producer awards for her song Dung Yen (Stay Till).
The Bai Hat Viet Awards have been held annually since 2005 to encourage young Vietnamese songwriters. – VNS